Life Reimagined Helps You Examine Goals, Options

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Hollie Deese When Zif Berry, a retired Texas school administrator, lost her husband 3½ years ago, she knew she needed a change. Suddenly, her days were quiet and her beloved home near Austin was just too much to handle alone. “With all the maintenance and upkeep, it was not the right place for me anymore,” she said. With the assistance and approval of her family, she moved in with her daughter and grandchildren in Brentwood 15 months ago. “That …

LIFE REIMAGINED: Fostering can Expand Possibilities

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Volunteering   Age and experience can expand your possibilities …and possibilities aren’t limited to humans Life transitions often force us to reevaluate our lives and figure out our “what’s next.” An empty nest, divorce, the death of a spouse, the end of caregiving, phased or full-on retirement – any of these things can leave a void, and a yearning. For something. More. Different. New. In exploring our possibilities, the desire to give back often surfaces. There are many ways to help …

Tennessee Vols Recognized

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Volunteering     RON SCHLAGHECK, Winchester, TN Ron Schlagheck (Lead AARP Congressional Advocacy volunteer) was recently awarded the 2014 Most Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Florida Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Some achievements contributing to this award included his role as NASA’s Director of the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Deployment team and manager of the the International Space Station Low gravity Materials research program. Ron got his bachelor and masters degrees in engineering in the late sixties. His many …

Fraud Watch: Protect Yourself from Scams

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Sheila Burke When Nell Tays got a phone call telling her she had won $18.5 million in a drawing, all she could think about, she said, was helping her 2-year-old granddaughter get surgery to repair a cleft palate. But the 76-year-old Murfreesboro resident was told she would have to pay $55,000 upfront to avoid paying taxes on the winnings. So Tays, who retired from the University of Tennessee after spending 12 years helping small businesses get federal contracts, paid …

Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market – Presented by AARP

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Volunteering Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market presented by AARP Partnership brings programs, services, and discounts to middle Tennessee Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market presented by AARP is an interactive event happening the second Wednesday each month from June through December at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. This unique, indoor/outdoor experience offers shopping, dining, cooking demos, gardening workshops, fitness classes, and more. The AARP Real Possibilities stage will feature a variety of local personalities sharing practical tips on topics including AARP’s …

Discover Real Possibilities with AARP in Tennessee

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Volunteering     Find out what’s happening with AARP in Tennessee and how you can get involved as a volunteer. The events are at the Tennessee State Office in Nashville, or you can participate by phone or Facetime. June 10       RSVP by clicking here. August 12    1 pm to 3 pm September 9 October 14 Light refreshments and a refreshing interactive session will be offered. RSVP required due to parking the preparations required by our parking garage.   If you have …